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What is most important for the next generation of continuous glucose sensors?

 
     

Improved accuracy to reduce false alarms

 
 

21%

 

  65

 
     

Smaller size of body worn sensor

 
 

15%

 

  47

 
     

Integration of CGM information with an insulin pump

 
 

28%

 

  84

 
     

Better data management tools

 
 

1%

 

  4

 
     

Longer sensor life

 
 

3%

 

  11

 
     

Shorter warm up time

 
 

1%

 

  1

 
     

Easier calibration

 
 

3%

 

  11

 
     

Insurance reimbursement

 
 

24%

 

  74

 


Total votes: 297

 

What is most important for the next generation of continuous glucose sensors?

Poll dates: January 28 - February 4, 2009
Total Votes: 297

Studies of continuous glucose sensors hint at the enormous potential that these devices will have in improving diabetes care -- even though these devices are very much "first generation" products. With the dawn of continuous sensing upon us, we asked our readers what they thought was most important for the next generation of sensors.

Those reporting insurance reimbursement has dropped from 40% in 2007 to 24% this year. This could mean that more people are getting coverage, which we are hearing anecdotally in our mailing lists and in our forums. Still, a large number of people see insurance coverage as the most important "next step" in continuous sensors.

Here's how readers have answered this poll question over the past several years:

  Answer     Jan 2009     Jan 2008     Jan 2007  
Improved accuracy 21% 22% 25%
Smaller size 15% 9% 21%
Integration with pump 28% 25% 45%
Better data management 1% 1% 0%
Longer senser life 3% 5% 7%
Shorter warm up time 1% 1% 0%
Easier calibration 3% 1% 1%
Insurance reimbursement 24% 32% 40%

The following graphs give a sense for what our readers feel is important in continuous sensors:

Graph from Chart
Graph of Data With Insurance Reimbursement - Click for Larger Image

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Graph of Data Without Insurance Reimbursement - Click for Larger Image

[Download an Excel spreadsheet with the data and graphs from this poll]

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Last Updated: Wednesday February 04, 2009 16:29:16
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